Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday-Edition, Reader-Submitted, Double-Feature Video Of The Week: Training with Hampton School and Jes Rowing



This week's featured videos are thanks to you, the reader—both of these nicely edited training films were submitted via the RR Facebook page, and offer a window into a season of rowing with Hampton School Boat Club (England) and Jes Rowing, or rather, Coláiste Iognáid Rowing Club (Ireland). HSBC is fresh off a second-consecutive Henley Saturday appearance—Hampton School edged Brunswick (USA) on Friday by a quarter of a length, only to fall to St. Edward's (the eventual runner-up to Eton College) in the semifinal—that capped off a successful season, while Jes Rowing recently competed at the Irish national rowing championships, winning silver behind Skibbereen in the men's J14 coxed quad. The video below shows the Jes crew training on the River Corrib in Galway.



Thanks to Rob and Daragh for submitting the videos! Have a submission for 'Video Of The Week?' Shoot us an email at rowingrelated [at] gmail [dot] com, send us your suggestions via Twitter, or get in touch via our Facebook or Google+ pages.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Video Of The Week: On Board with the World's Best Rowers



This week's featured video comes to us via World Rowing, and makes use of GoPro cameras to take us along for the ride with some of the best athletes and crews in our sport. There's no shortage of big names making an appearance, among them the Kiwi Pair, the men's eight from Australia, and the Romanian and Canadian women's eights. Mixing in a little slow-mo also makes this a good video for coaches to show their athletes, and that soundtrack! (Is this a first for FISA, going all Dubstep on us?) Whether you're new to the sport, or have been involved for many years, it's hard to beat watching a few athletes at the top of their game doing what they do best.

Have a submission for 'Video Of The Week?' Shoot us an email at rowingrelated [at] gmail [dot] com, send us your suggestions via Twitter, or get in touch via our Facebook or Google+ pages.

We're hoping to cover the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, but we need your help to do it. RowingRelated is an ad-free site. The most expensive part of race coverage is the cost of travel, so we're offering these campaign-dedicated, limited-edition RR shirts as a reward for helping us get there. Thanks for reading!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

No Fade for the Kiwis: Even-Splitting is the New Black

2012 Kiwi men's double (Photo: B. Kitch)
All Black, that is. They don't care if you're ahead at the 500m. They don't care about high strokes coming out of the starting area. They don't even much care about high strokes to finish off a sprint. Why? Because they know it's a 2,000-meter race, and they're not going to slow down.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Video Of The Week: Training with the U.S. Men's Quad at Craftsbury Sculling Center



This week's video comes to us via the U.S. men's quad, who are coming off a great performance at Henley last week. The new-look combo fell just short of knocking off the home team (Sam Townsend, Pete Lambert, Charlie Cousins, and Graeme Thomas—the same lineup that took gold ahead of Germany at the second World Rowing Cup in Aiguebelette) in the Queen Mother Challenge Cup, leading through Fawley but eventually losing to the Brits by half a length. It was one of many great races at this year's Henley Regatta, which, as usual, featured more than its fair share of nail-biters, as well as a number of memorable storylines.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Video Of The Week: Rowing Blazers at the 175th Henley Royal Regatta



The first day of the 2014 Henley Royal Regatta is history, and what better time to celebrate the release of Jack Carlson's new book on rowing blazers? Our friends at Hear the Boat Sing recently reviewed Carlson's work, and it's well worth a read. Everyone lining the banks in Henley-on-Thames is donning their colors and supporting their schools and clubs, but as is always the case, the field has already been reduced by half. Let's take a look at how things played out today, shall we?